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Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Lauded for Commitment to Guanaco Conservation

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Cerro Verde, in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature, hosted an international group of scientists, biologists and researchers in a virtual event to evaluate the site’s guanaco conservation program and discuss research and recommendations moving forward to protect the population. 

Guanacos are listed as critically endangered by the Peruvian government. Peru, one of five South American countries with guanacos, has a population of about 3,500 guanacos. 

Freeport-McMoRan Helps Bring Renewable Water Resources to Arizona Communities Through Joint Pipeline Project

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Freeport-McMoRan's Sierrita operations and Farmers Investment Co are celebrating the completion of a pipeline that will deliver Central Arizona Project water for agricultural purposes and help restore the local aquifer in the Sahuarita/Green Valley area.

Freeport-McMoRan contributed $11.2 million of the $17.1 million privately funded pipeline that is instrumental in improving regional groundwater levels in the Sahuarita/Green Valley area. The renewable water supplies will benefit all water users in the region, including the Tohono O'odham Nation's San Xavier District.

Freeport-McMoRan Ranks on Forbes Magazine's 2020 World's Best Employers List

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Freeport-McMoRan earned a first-time spot on Forbes magazine's World's Best Employers List, ranking No. 366 out of 750 multinational and large corporations headquartered in 45 countries.

The designation by Forbes and marketing research firm Statista is based on more than 160,000 anonymous employee surveys in 58 countries and considers several factors, including employee satisfaction with their company's COVID-19 response.

PT Freeport Indonesia's Malaria Control Center is Working to Eradicate Malaria in Papua by 2026

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PT Freeport Indonesia’s malaria eradication mission is part of its commitment to community health care and social services.

The program, coordinated with the government’s Mimika Regency Malaria Case Mapping as part of the roadmap to eradicate malaria by 2026, includes providing communities with insecticide spraying service in homes and businesses and blood testing to check malaria status.

The PTFI outreach team contacts approximately six households per day for malaria blood sampling, or 30-50 people in total. The blood sampling aims to ensure the spraying’s effectiveness.

Freeport-McMoRan Helps Discover Two New Crab Species in Papua

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Two new species of crab have been discovered in the rich ecosystem of the Ajkwa River estuary by the PT Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI) biodiversity research team.

The two new species are Typhlocarcinops raouli and Typhlocarcinops robustus. The two new crabs were discovered by a team of researchers from PT-FI and the Indonesian Institute of Science.

Since PTFI's research began in 2001 as part of its environmental commitment to track the biodiversity of the estuary, more than 100 species of crabs have been found in these areas, 21 of which are new discoveries.

Freeport-McMoRan's El Abra Operation in Chile Awards 62 Scholarships Through the Indigenous Scholarship Program

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Minera El Abra recently awarded 62 scholarships to indigenous students from the nearby communities of Alto El Loa Province and Calama to further their university or technical school studies. 

The site's Indigenous Scholarship program provides financial assistance to recipients and encourages them to use what they learn to make a meaningful difference in their communities. El Abra presented the awards during a special WebEx ceremony with site representatives due to precautions surrounding COVID-19. 

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Donates Oxygen Generating Plant to Arequipa Hospital

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After a surge in coronavirus cases left Peruvian hospitals struggling to keep pace with increased demand for medical-grade oxygen amid a supply shortage, Cerro Verde donated an oxygen generating plant to Honorio Delgado Regional Hospital in Arequipa, Peru at the end of July.

Freeport-McMoRan's Community Partnership Panels Engage With Stakeholders Virtually

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Freeport-McMoRan’s North America Community Development team moved its 10 community meetings to a virtual space earlier this year when they could not be held in person due to social distancing precautions for large groups.

Each quarter, Community Partnership Panels provide a forum for representatives from the community and Freeport-McMoRan to discuss the status of the business and site operations, address any questions or concerns, and encourage dialogue related to community needs, challenges and possible solutions.

Freeport-McMoRan's El Abra Operation in Chile Offers Free Training for Indigenous Leaders

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August 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Minera El Abra, in partnership with the Institute of Public Affairs of the University of Chile (UC), have launched a free online training platform for indigenous communities in the Antofagasta Region.

The Comprehensive Knowledge for Community Strengthening program will train 100 leaders and members of indigenous communities in Alto El Loa, Calama and Ollagüe, to strengthen knowledge, skills and competences in various topics.

Freeport-McMoRan Honored as Sector Leader in 2020 Civic 50

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July 16, 2020 Congratulations to Freeport-McMoRan for being recognized as the most community-minded company in the materials sector for the 2020 Civic 50. For the eighth consecutive year, Freeport-McMoRan has been named as a Civic 50 leader in the materials sector. Freeport-McMoRan maintains extensive community and stakeholder engagement programs including mining education initiatives.

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